Now Showing: Rule in Place Requiring Movie Theaters to be More Accessible

by: David Titmus

A rule designed to make movie theaters more accessible to those with hearing or vision difficulties is now in effect at theaters across the country. Under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Movie Captioning and Audio Description Rule requires movie theaters that show digital movies make … Read More

Website Accessibility and the WCAG 2.1 Update

by: David Titmus

After nearly 10 years, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released an update to its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, an internationally established set of standards for accessible content on the Internet. These guidelines are mainly for people with various disabilities, but also for different devices used for … Read More

Viewers, ‘Queer Eye’ Star Bring Caption Quality Concerns to Netflix

by: David Titmus

The topic of caption quality made headlines last week after television viewers took to social media to voice their complaints over the inaccurate captions they see on Netflix shows, including makeover show “Queer Eye.” Fans of the show took to Twitter to complain about captions that often misrepresented, censored, or … Read More

Heads Up Daily: It’s (Mostly) Fun and Games Bringing Captions to eSports Show

by: Sarah McPartland

When the average person hears “HUD,” they think of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal agency responsible for addressing America’s housing needs and enforcing fair housing laws. Isn’t that what we all think of when we hear “HUD?” Well, maybe not all. In VITAC Offline, “HUD” stands for something entirely … Read More

VITAC Integrations – Where Technology Meets Captioning

by: David Titmus

No matter how you look at it, online video continues to grow and shows no signs of slowing down. Video is projected to account for more than 80 percent of all web traffic by 2019, and live Internet video is expected to make up 13 percent of web traffic by 2021. YouTube … Read More

The Human Art of Captioning

by: David Titmus

For some, closed captions are simply those words that flow across the bottom of televisions that describe the on-screen dialogue and action. But for nearly 50 million Americans in the deaf and hard of hearing community, captions are so much more — they are an important connection to a world … Read More

Vice Media: Find Your Tribe, Tell Your Story, and I’ll Caption It.

by: Sarah McPartland

by Sarah McPartland, Senior Offline Captioner ©   The road to becoming an Offline Captioner is somewhat like going back to school. You spend roughly four to six weeks perfecting your writing skills, add math into the mix at some point, then become a pro once you’ve researched and verified some … Read More

5 Things You Don’t Know About Television Until You Caption It

by: VITAC

by Johnathan Moore 1.  You will forever rate how difficult a show would be to caption. Five excitable celebrity chefs talking in unison and switching places on screen? Bring it on. 2.  Your inner monologue will begin speaking in captions and sound effects. Offline captioner DJ Shoemaker says, “I will … Read More

VITAC Offline Captions Halloween Wars

by: VITAC

VITAC Gets into the Halloween Spirit Captioning  Sweet Carving and Baking Competition Special Candy, and pumpkins, and cake, oh my! No, we’re not talking about our office Halloween party… we’re talking about captioning one of our favorite spooky, seasonal TV programs, Halloween Wars on the Food Network! Since 2011, five … Read More

VITAC Behind the Scenes: Senior Offline Captioner Todd Osleger

by: VITAC

Behind the Scenes with Senior Offline Captioner Todd Osleger   In the closed captioning industry and at VITAC, there is always something happening Behind the Scenes! This week, on the heels of our look into our Systems Support Specialist, David Rosales‘s day to day operations, we focus in on the faces (and fingers) … Read More